Babies at risk from whooping cough

Doctors say whooping cough is reemerging in developed countries, putting babies and young children at risk. Also, concussions in kids can lead to problems concentrating and doing homework Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news.
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Scientists behind the study, at the University of New South Wales, say new vaccines must be developed in the next five to 10 years to avoid bordetella pertussis morphing into a superbug.
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BOSTON (CBS) — Routine childhood vaccines are often required for entry into school, but does making vaccines mandatory actually improve immunization rates? And what if families had to pay a penalty for failing to vaccinate? A new study in the journal Pediatrics aimed to answer these questions. Researchers looked at 29 European countries and found those that legally mandate vaccinations for measles and pertussis or whooping cough, for example, had higher vaccination rates than countries that did not mandate them. In countries with mandatory vaccination that did not allow families to opt-out for religious or other non-...
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The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are many misconceptions about vaccine safety in and around pregnancy that can lead to confusion and unnecessary fear of a lifesaving medical tool. As a practicing ob/gyn, I often discuss vaccines with my patients and help them sort out fears versus facts. Which vaccines should you consider before concepti...
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A recent Facebook ad campaign about a whooping cough 'vaccine controversy' has drawn criticism for potentially violating the spirit of Facebook's policy against vaccine misinformation.
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(Natural News) A new peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the journal Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines has found that the DTaP vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is causing children who receive it to become more prone to contracting whooping cough later on in life. According to the study, children who receive...
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(Natural News) Students attending St. Theresa Catholic School in Houston, Texas, were given an extended Christmas break thanks to an unexpected whooping cough outbreak that reportedly shut the school down early. And wouldn’t you know it, but St. Theresa has a 100 percent vaccination rate – meaning this whooping cough outbreak occurred among fully vaccinated...
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(Natural News) A Texas school that touts a “100% vaccination rate” has been forced to close its doors and send students home after a whooping cough outbreak swept through the school, infecting students who were already vaccinated. The incident proves yet again that vaccines don’t work as advertised, and that infectious disease outbreaks very often...
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Authors: Brindicci G, Loconsole D, Carboni D, Genga R, Moschini E, Montorzi G, Viscogliosi F, Pompili M, Agostini M, Ripanti G Abstract Pertussis vaccination coverage in the Marche region is one of the lowest in Italy, with the province of Pesaro-Urbino remaining stable below 95% coverage since at least 2013. In this paper, we retrospectively analyzed all whooping cough notification cards arriving at the prevention department of the Area Vasta 1 Health Office in the Marche region and relating to the Pesaro-Urbino province (Italy). Between 2012 and 2017, there were 28 reported cases of pertussis with a peak in 2016 ...
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The N.W.T. Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory after 8 lab confirmed cases of whooping cough in the Tlicho region.
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